Homeless

GARY - A motivational speaker, who was homeless after dropping out of high school will be giving a virtual talk to help inspire students for IU Northwest.   Roy Juarez Jr. the CEO of ImpactTruth, a human development company, will impart to students the true importance of higher education. Juarez Jr. says he will use his personal story growing up as a homeless teenager to convey the message, which includes the day his life took a turn when he snuck into a hotel to eat.

Courtesy of Prosperity Indiana

Indiana housing advocates say the new federal eviction moratorium is an opportunity for the state to address the larger housing instability crisis.

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Mediation help is now available to Hoosier landlords and their tenants at risk of eviction, free of charge from the Indiana government.

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Indiana's moratorium on evictions is set to expire this week and additional pandemic unemployment benefits have already ended, and schools are on edge for what it could mean for students with unstable housing. 

Muncie Vending Machines Helping Homeless

Mar 28, 2019

As of today, two Muncie fire stations are home to special vending machines stocked with supplies to help the city’s homeless after-hours, when local service agencies aren’t open.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the machines are the first-of-their-kind in Indiana.

“Things like hygiene items, bottles for water, hairbrushes, combs, chapstick…”

That’s Karee Buffin, with Bridges Community Services.  She’s awaiting the placement of the organization’s second vending machine to serve the homeless.

Dozens Protest Ordinance That Bans Sitting, Lying In Downtown Indianapolis

Sep 24, 2018

Republicans on the Indianapolis City-County Council introduced a proposal Monday night that would affect the city’s homeless population.

The ordinance says no one can sit or lie on a city street or sidewalk within the Mile Square between 6 a.m. and midnight. The councilors behind it say it’s meant to address aggressive panhandling.

What Is The State Doing For Homeless Students?

Mar 20, 2018
Education professionals from across the state gathered in Indianapolis this week to learn more about homeless children and youth. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

Indiana education officials want to shine a spotlight on the issues homeless Hoosiers face, and the state has made moves to improve information and advance the conversation for how best to serve homeless students in schools.